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Dec. 28th, 2007

My mother has some impressive talents. The family name for them is "Terrible Talents" but they're really more like anti-talents.

One of her talents is every year, without fail, giving me one truly horrific piece of clothing. I usually tell her exactly what I want, but she waits so long to place her orders that things go out of stock, and then she starts making things up.

This year, in an attempt to prevent this, I gave her a long and detailed list, of twenty different items, most with several color choices, so she wouldn't accidentally buy me something pink or otherwise dreadful. (In fact, in one case, I actually marked my choice as "any color with no hint of pink whatsoever.")

One of the items I received? Is a pink night shirt. With, no joke, hearts and flowers printed on it. And ladybugs and butterflies. It's so girly I want to be ill. Apparently the two choices I gave for that item were both out of stock - so she bought the pink one.

I was contemplating methods of getting rid of it, but then I tried it on, and it really is exactly what I wanted, except for being pink. I think that not only I'm going to end up keeping it, but I'm sleeping in it tonight. My sense of self is suffering. ;-)

Another item which I selected came in a color I actually liked. Its cut is somewhat strange, however, and it seems to be flawed. It's already (ten minutes out of the packaging) developing holes in a couple of places, including one in the middle of the left breast. This is totally not my mom's fault, of course. This one is not worth returning, but probably also not worth keeping, and I really am disappointed about that.


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Dec. 29th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
It must be official pink pajama Christmas - Nathan got me some too. Comfy, but oh so pink. Maybe they've been listening to the pink pajama song.
Dec. 29th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
It sounds adorable! We have different tastes. I would adore a pink night shirt with hearts and flowers and ladybugs and butterflies! I got fuzzy hot pink/magenta slippers from TP's mom and they go great with my hot pink/magenta sleep pants that have Christmas trees on them!
Dec. 30th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
you could buy some clothing dye. might not get rid of the patterns, but could cover the pink.
Dec. 31st, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
*sigh* So many comments, I don't know where to begin........ My internal filter is whimpering with the strain.
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